Heritage Blues Orchestra has been nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award for their debut album: “And Still I Rise”.

The grit of low-down country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans… The hand-clapping fervor of gospel punctuated with fiery postmodern, jazz-infused horn arrangements… The haunting cries of work songs, and pulsating drums that reach back to the real roots of it all. Heritage Blues Orchestra will take you on a journey across the Middle Passage, down Highway 49 from Clarksdale to New Orleans, going from chain gangs and juke joints to orchestra pits, church pews and back porches. HBO’s music is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities and boundless beauty of African-American music.